Bronze Age

The South Central Calhoun boys’ track team poses alongside their newly acquired Class 2A third place trophy following the conclusion of the 2019 edition of the Iowa State Track and Field Meet this past Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. [Photo courtesy of Jeff Storjohann]

The South Central Calhoun boys’ shuttle hurdle relay team comes together one last time for a group hug following their finals run at the Iowa State Track and Field Meet this past Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]

In Class 2A, there are 96 different teams – including the South Central Calhoun boys’ track team. To finish in the top three of that heap is an incredible feat to achieve.

At the Iowa State Track and Field Meet, held from May 16 to May 18 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, the Titans did just that.

At times, SCC was in the top 10. Other times, they had climbed up to take the top spot. When the dust settled, the Titans took home an overall team trophy and a third place finish in the Class 2A team standings with two state champions in the Distance Medley team and senior Chase McAlister in the 800-meter run.

SCC finished with 47 total points, behind Dike-New Hartford’s 60 points and Williamsburg’s 51 points. Behind the Titans were Bellevue’s 45 points and Treynor’s 33 points, which rounded out the top five of Class 2A.

“Coming into this year, we had some high expectations,” said SCC head coach Bryan Case at the conclusion of the State Meet. “We knew that we had a lot of kids coming back, with six seniors in all. They’re a special group of kids, there’s no question about that. We’ve won four of the last six conference championships and back-to-back district titles. We came down here with a shot in the top three and end up in the top three.”

“I can’t say enough about this group,” Case continued. “Not only of them as athletes, but as people. We’re going to miss this senior group. This team has done an awesome job – week in and week out – preparing themselves to get down to this venue and do as well as they did this year.”

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